I believe the HBX tower series used a couple of bolts at the base as a
hinge to erect the tower. If the antennas have been removed, or if the
antennas are not massive (V/UHF, small tribander) you might consider
swinging the tower to the ground on the hinges, using a block and tackle
anchored to a tree, the house, etc.
I would be careful about climbing that thing. If the tower is old, the
aluminum rivets in the attachment points of the cross braces are likely
weakened by corrosion and might not support a man's weight.
GL es 73 de
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Anderson" <WW5L@gte.net>
To: "Tower Talk" <TOWERTALK@contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2004 11:23 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn HDBX 48
> Fellow Hams:
> My XYL's aunt has offered me for free a Rohn HDBX 48 if I would just
> come take the tower down out of her backyard. Her OM (my XYL's uncle)
> became a SK and she has gotten rid of his station equipment, but she
> needs to get rid of the tower. I've helped take down and put up Rohn
> 25, 45, and 55 towers before, but nothing in the BX series. The HDBX
> series has the X bracing which I understands makes climbing difficult.
> I have a gin pole, but it fits only the 25,45, or 55 series and the HDBX
> series has different shaped section legs.
> Anyone have any helpful suggestions (other than letting someone else
> take it down hi hi). I figure I may have to get a bucket truck.
> Tom, WW5L
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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